Tiger poached in Maharashtra

There is no let-up in tiger deaths in Maharashtra. One more tiger was found poached in Aheri on Chaprala Allapalli Road on Thursday.

The incident came to the notice of villagers after a stray dog was found chewing on a tiger bone.

This is the third tiger death in the last five days in the state and 43rd this year. With this, Maharashtra has equalled the ignominious tally with neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

Kishore Mankar, conservator of forests, Gadchiroli circle, confirmed that the carcass of an adult tigress was found buried in a nullah in Aheri forest range, ostensibly to destroy evidence. “As all four paws and skull of the animal are missing, it indicates poaching. It seems to be the handiwork of local poachers. The carcass was found in reserve forest compartment number 615,” said Mankar.

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